Airslide fabric is a crucial component in pneumatic conveying systems, often used in industrial applications to transport materials through a pipeline.

7 Step-by-Step Guides to Installing Airstream Slide Structures

The fabric’s permeability and low friction make it a popular choice for industries such as cement plants, food processing plants, and chemical factories.

Step 1: Preparation of Equipment

The first step is to prepare all the equipment required for the installation process. It is essential to double-check that all the equipment is in good working condition and that you have all the materials required for the installation process, including the airslide fabric.

Step 2: Measuring and Cutting

The second step is measuring and cutting the airslide fabric according to the specifications required for your industrial application. take accurate measurements of the area where the airslide will be installed and add an extra 2-3% to the length to account for tension and sag during operation.Once the measurements are complete, use the tool to cut the air slide fabric to the desired size.

Step 3: Installation

The third step is to start with the installation process by attaching the airslide fabric to the aeration pad using a staple gun. It is important to ensure that the airslide fabric is tightly attached to the aeration pad to prevent it from detaching and causing any disruptions during operation. Ensure that the fabric is attached evenly to the aeration pad to maintain consistent air flow throughout the system.

Step 4: Joining Sections

If the airslide is longer than the width of the fabric, it will require joining. In this case, overlap the fabric by a minimum of 10cm and heat-seal the overlap with a sealing iron. Ensure the seal is durable and airtight to prevent any problems during operation.

Step 5: Positioning

The fifth step is the positioning of the airslide fabric. Ensure that the fabric is placed smoothly and without wrinkles to maintain proper air flow and prevent any blockages in the system. It is important to ensure that the airslide fabric is not rubbing against any other components of the pneumatic conveying system as this could damage the fabric and cause operating issues.

Airslide Fabric
Airslide Fabric

Step 6: Tensioning

Once the airslide fabric is securely in place, the next step is to tension the fabric. It is important to maintain the correct level of fabric tension to provide airflow and prevent any sagging or slackness. The level of tension will depend on the length and width of the airslide fabric and the specific requirements of your industrial application.

Step 7: Testing

The final step is to test the system to ensure that it is working correctly. Test the system thoroughly before putting it into full operation, and check for any issues such as leaks, blockages, or fabric detachment. If any issues arise, rectify them before the system is put into full operation.

Troubleshooting Tips of airslide fabric

  • If air leaks occur, check the tightness of the installation and fix as necessary.
  • If there is any damage to the airslide fabric during transport, replace that section of the fabric.
  • If the airslide fabric is sagging significantly, check the tension and adjust if necessary.
  • If there is any blockage, check for any obstruction or reduction in airflow caused by the installation.


Installing air slide fabric requires precise measurements and proper tensioning to ensure efficient operation. The process includes attaching, connecting and positioning the fabric, as well as testing the system before full operation.